A story that proves happiness is a choice

I just finished reading (actually listening to…that’s how I read) “The Power of Intention” by Wayne Dyer.  Fabulous book…especially on Audible because it’s actually a recording of the course he teaches based on the book rather than just listening to him or someone else simply reading the words.

The book ends with him reading a story that was sent to him.

” a 92-year-old petite, proud, well poised woman who is fully dressed, hair fashionably quaffed, and makeup perfectly applied by 8 a.m. every morning despite being legally blind is about to move into a nursing home because her husband of 70 years passed away making the move necessary.  After sitting patiently in the waiting room of this nursing home for several hours she smiled sweetly when she was told her room was ready.  While maneuvering her walker to the elevator, the nurse who was escorting her provided a visual description of her tiny room down to the eyelet sheets that hung on her window.  “I LOVE IT”  the 92 year old woman said with the enthusiasm of an 8-year-old child who just received her first puppy.  “But Mrs. Jones, You haven’t even seen it yet,” the nurse said, “just wait, just wait”.  “That has nothing to do with it” said Mrs. Jones.  “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged…it’s how I arrange my mind”.  Wayne Dyer finishes with this…”You see, even at 92 years old and legally blind WHEN YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THINGS THE THINGS YOU LOOK AT CHANGE 

I really do think this comes from having a gratitude mindset.  If you are reading this right now YOU HAVE SO MANY THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR. That you are able to see to read these things, that you have the ability to read, that you woke up this morning to have the opportunity to read, that you own a device in which to access this, that you are able to afford the internet access it takes to be able to see this.  The list goes on…

You have so much more power than you think you do.  Once you start to recognize that you begin a path of enlightenment.  You begin to empower the people around you.  You begin to make others’ realize how powerful they are…it trickles.

Enlightenment comes from learning from others’.  There is something to be learned from everyone, from everything, in every moment.

My next book I am starting is “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale…I look forward to sharing my insight with you when I’m done!

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